Absolutely true. Sometimes the radar is completely clear, sometimes it just looks like a little speck while it snows for hours on end. I've also noticed that there seems to be some sort of gap around the CT river valley - you see snow moving into VT, then sort of dying off in the CT valley and then pick back up here. Not sure if it's a real gap or just a radar issue. IN general, I also find our upslope is usually 30-60 minutes behind yours; if you post that upslope has kicked in or intensified, usually we see that half an hour to an hour later. Just my observations! Also, usually upslope at my location is limited to 1-3" on most days, but very frequent. The big numbers that Mansfield gets are rare here - but then again, they are also very localized on Mansfield so not necessarily a fair comparison. I have however seen big numbers on a Northerly wind in the aftermath of a storm 2 or 3 years ago that brought about 3 feet of upslope on top of the 12" or so that we got during the storm. Oh and in general, I hands down prefer upslope to synoptic. Too much that can go wrong with synoptic, and I'm not a big fan of disappointment. Upslope seems more reliable, and it's the gift that keeps on giving. Sometimes a storm passes and the forecast keeps changing to include snow for another 12 hours, and it just keeps changing as the time progresses so what should have been 12 hours of snow becomes 2-3 days of constant light snow. I love that.